Google Play released a game called Bomb Gaza which has since created a controversy and has been marked by widespread protests.
The game invites players to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians". It has reportedly been downloaded upto 1,000 times, and continues to be available despite negative reviews.
"Disgusting. It would be interesting how Larry Page and Sergey Brin, both advocates of the Google mantra ' dont be evil ' and the other people in charge of applications respond. Google should not only give a very public apology but divert some of their billions to help those helpless innocents in Gaza," writes Yunus Patel on the Google Play review page.
Another game on similar lines, Gaza Assault: Code Red, asks players to "take control of an Israeli UAV equipped with powerful weapons in an attempt to secure the region!"
Chetan Bhagat has done it again. His ill-considered tweets on the situation in Gaza have stirred up a controversy. The best selling novelist has often managed to enrage the Twitterati, including the furore he caused by comparing the fall of the rupee with rape.
While Time Magazine's “Person of the Year” — one who the magazine editors feel has “done the most to influence the events of the year” — has been making news since 1927, the latest readers poll via the magazine's website which sought to select the world’s 100 most influential people — "who influenced the world this past year for better or worse"— has, to the surprise of many, placed the Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and Narendra Modi in top positions.
Two articles based on interviews with Mehmood Pracha, the lawyer who is defending German Bakery bombing convict Himayat Baig, have resulted in the US-based website TwoCircles.net receiving the above summons from Mumbai police’s Cyber Crime Cell.
What will be the impact of the Internet in the Lok Sabha elections of 2014? Google India has released a study titled 'Urban Indian Voters' based on an offline survey by TNS, covering a pretty large sample size of 108 constituencies, representing 20 percent of the total 543 constituencies in the country
Only 150 million out of a population of 1.2 billion Indians were estimated to be online at the beginning of the year. Internet penetration remains low across India due to poverty and a poor IT infrastructure that leaves most of the country excluded.
This figure of 150 million is expected to reach about 200 million by the end of 2013